'Australian Sweetheart'/ Australian Sweetheart
Australian Sweetheart is the bedroom pop paroxysm of Canberra duo Minna Featherstone and Jemimah June. Their eponymous debut extended play was an intercontinental production, as drum and vocal tracks were flung back and forth between Montreal & Canberra before the pair reunited to release it on Lacklustre Records in March this year. The brief E.P is wedged between groove driven cyber-pop and an almost twee vocal sensibility, like Alice Glass on sedatives. Its correspondence based construction causes an internal digital detachment, with sublime results. Highlight ‘Tropical Depression’ thumps on an 8-bit glitch while a lackadaisical vocal melody wonders “does it ever get better?”. A limited release of 30 wasabi-green cassettes sold out earlier this year.
Watch the band perform the title track from Australian Sweetheart at Lacklustre HQ below, and listen to the full project at Bandcamp.